Kettingbrief over kinderverkrachting Zuid-Afrika

Een kettingbrief waart op het Internet rond die beweert dat jonge kinderen uit Zuid-Afrika zouden zijn verkracht door mannen met Aids. De kettingbrief beweert dat de overheid de afdeling van de kinderbescherming wil sluiten en verzoekt de lezer van de mail om een petitie te tekenen.
Hoe dan ook, de waarheid is dat de organisatie South African Child Protection Unit helemaal niet is gesloten, maar feitelijk zelfs is uitgebreid. De Zuid-Afrikaanse kinderbescherming heeft informatie over deze ronddolende kettingbrief gepubliceerd op haar website.
De Engelstalige tekst van de kettingbrief is de volgende:
Titel: FW: Child rape petition – pls pls sign

Onderwerp: CHILD-RAPE

Last week a 3 year old girl (in South Africa) was beaten and raped. She is still alive. The man responsible was released on bail yesterday. He is walking the streets. If you are too busy to read this then just sign your name and forward this on. The Government is planning to close the child protection unit and this is a petition against it. This is a very important petition. It is an essential part of the justice system for children. You may have already heard that there’s a myth in South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure AIDS. The younger the virgin, the more potent the cure. This has led to an epidemic of rapes by infected males, with the correspondent infection of innocent kids. Many have died in these cruel rapes. Recently in Cape Town , a 9-month-old baby was raped by 6 men. Please think about that for a moment. The child abuse situation is now reaching catastrophic proportions and if we don’t do something, then who will?

Kindly add your name to the bottom of the list and please pass this on to as many people as you know. If you are signature no.: 120 – please forward the mail-list to Please don’t be complacent, do something about the kids of South Africa . You can make a difference. That child is fighting for life. This is just one of the million cases of child abuse, so please pledge your support and help keep CPU (CHILD PROTECTION UNIT) open. Please give your support to the petition and ensure that it goes to as many people as possible. Please don’t just leave it, make a difference. In order to write your name copy this message and paste it in a new mail (compose). Or click on forward and add your name to the list and send it on to others.

Again, if you are number 120 please send this to

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